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Mooney Goes Wild

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Derek Mooney and guests explore the natural world in all its forms. Listen live every Monday at 10pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

Derek Mooney and guests explore the natural world in all its forms. Listen live every Monday at 10pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

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United States

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Derek Mooney and guests explore the natural world in all its forms. Listen live every Monday at 10pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

Language:

English


Episodes

Birds colliding with glass buildings

9/12/2022
we discuss why glass can be such a danger to birds. Essentially, when birds see, for example, the sky or trees reflected so clearly and perfectly, they believe they can simply continue flying into that space, then strike the pane at full speed.

Duration:00:07:21

The Cailleach and the Cosmic Hare

9/12/2022
Shane Lehane deep interest in the Irish Hare has led him to write a paper entitled the The Cailleach and the Cosmic Hare, and he fills us in on some of the striking folk beliefs that have sprung up around this mysterious and magical creature.

Duration:00:24:01

Barn Owls and Wildflower meadow

9/12/2022
Biologist and roving reporter Terry Flanagan speaks to John Lusby, Raptor Conservation Officer with BirdWatch Ireland. Terry also meets up with Dr. Una Fitzpatrick, a senior ecologist with the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford to talk about wildflower meadow.

Duration:00:15:08

Avian Influenza: an update

9/12/2022
Over the past couple of weeks, BirdWatch Ireland and other animal conservation and welfare groups have been receiving hundreds of reports of dead and dying seabirds. Avian flu has arrived.

Duration:00:07:35

Mooney Goes Wild

9/12/2022
Derek is joined by Richard Collins, Terry Flanagan & Niall Hatch. Topics for discussion include: Avian Influenza, Owls, Wildflower meadows, The Cailleach and the Cosmic Hare and Birds colliding with glass buildings.

Duration:00:54:17

Mooney Goes Wild

9/11/2022
Derek is joined by Richard Collins, Terry Flanagan & Niall Hatch. Topics for discussion include: Avian Influenza, Owls, Wildflower meadows, The Cailleach and the Cosmic Hare and Birds colliding with glass buildings.

Duration:00:54:11

MyPlanetDiet: carnivorous volunteers needed for new dietary study

9/5/2022
Researchers at University College Cork, University College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast are inviting members of the public to participate in a new 12-week nutrition study, which they call MyPlanetDiet.

Duration:00:06:39

Terry goes batty in Co. Limerick

9/5/2022
erry Flanagan made a return visit to Bat Rehabilitation Ireland’s Bat Hospital in Bruree, Co. Limerick. There, he spoke with the founder of the hospital, Susan Kirwan, and assisted her with affixing metal identification rings to some Brown Long-eared Bats and a Leisler’s Bat.

Duration:00:13:23

Plant Themed Stories

9/5/2022
We have a selection of cutting-edge plant-themed stories for you this week, courtesy of (who else?) our good friend Dr. Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin in Dublin.

Duration:00:21:36

Flying south for the winter

9/5/2022
Our panellists discuss some of the species that we will soon be bidding a temporary farewell to, as well as those we will shortly be welcoming. (Whitethroat pictured)

Duration:00:11:59

Mooney Goes Wild

9/5/2022
Derek is joined by Panel: Richard Collins, Terry Flanagan, Matthew Jebb & Niall Hatch. Topic this week include: Flying south for the winter, trees dying in California, evolution may be predictable, disease-causing fungi thriving, Terry goes batty and carnivorous volunteers needed for new dietary study.

Duration:00:53:47

Mooney Goes Wild

9/4/2022
Derek is joined by Panel: Richard Collins, Terry Flanagan, Matthew Jebb & Niall Hatch. Topic this week include: Flying south for the winter, trees dying in California, evolution may be predictable, disease-causing fungi thriving, Terry goes batty and carnivorous volunteers needed for new dietary study.

Duration:00:53:42

Black-browed Albatross seen in Co. Kerry

8/29/2022
Eric Dempsey joins us to talk about a recent sighting her made with his friend Michael O’Clery when they both saw a Black-browed Albatross at Brandon Point in Co. Kerry.

Duration:00:12:49

Leave only footprints

8/29/2022
The recent drought conditions in central Texas prompted the exposure of a set of 113 million-year-old dinosaur footprints. But did you know Ireland is home to another set of footprints that are 385 million years old.

Duration:00:04:28

Irish Hedgehog Survey: looking sharp!

8/29/2022
On tonight’s programme, biologist and roving reporter Terry Flanagan travels to Loughrea in Co. Galway to talk to Elaine O’Riordan about her findings the Irish Hedgehog Survey.

Duration:00:09:57

Gull-proof rubbish bags

8/29/2022
In an effort to reduce the scavenging opportunities afforded to gulls – as well as to other potentially problematic creatures, such as foxes and rats – Dublin City Council is introducing special heavy-duty 'gull-proof’ bin bags.

Duration:00:10:47

Wild and Wonderful: Around the World with Éanna

8/29/2022
Éanna tells Derek about her new book - 'Wild and Wonderful: Around the World with Éanna' and published by The O’Brien Press.

Duration:00:15:26

Mooney Goes Wild

8/29/2022
Joining Derek this week we have Éanna Ní Lamhna, Richard Collins, Terry Flanagan & Niall Hatch. Topics for discussion include: Malahide Castle & Gardens, Éanna's Wild and Wonderful book, Gull-proof rubbish bags, the Irish Hedgehog Survey, Dinosaur footprints, Black-browed Albatross in Co. Kerry and Celebrating Hedgerow Week.

Duration:00:53:32

Mooney Goes Wild

8/28/2022
Joining Derek this week we have Éanna Ní Lamhna, Richard Collins, Terry Flanagan & Niall Hatch. Topics for discussion include: Malahide Castle & Gardens, Éanna's Wild and Wonderful book, Gull-proof rubbish bags, the Irish Hedgehog Survey, Dinosaur footprints, Black-browed Albatross in Co. Kerry and Celebrating Hedgerow Week.

Duration:00:53:33

Leave No Visible Trace

8/22/2022
Nuala Mahon decided to use her photographic skills to document the extent of plastic pollution on Sherkin Island. The result is her upcoming exhibition, called Leave No Visible Trace, which will be on display in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island from 3rd to 8th September 2022.

Duration:00:13:42